THE JURY FOR SHORT AND FEATURE FILMS
Anita Juka is successful producer and coproducer of feature films among which are “Here” (by Zrinko Ogresta) which won Crystal Globe - the Special Jury Prize at 39th Karlovy Vary IFF, Grand Prix at 9th Milan IFF etc.),
“Slovenian Girl” (by Damjan Kozole) which was in competition at Warsaw, Sarajevo,
Toronto, Reykjavik, Portorož, Valencia FF etc. She has produced the most successful
Croatian fiction and creative documentaries that have won numerous awards at
international festivals, but also achieved significant theatrical distribution in
the Balkan countries. Among these are the creative documentaries “Facing the Day”,
“Bad Blue Boys”, “Blue Rose Garden”, Anita Juka recently produced fiction feature
film “You carry me”.
Anja Šovagović-Despot She graduated from Classical High School (Education Centre for Languages) and
Functional secondary music school in Zagreb (direction cello). She graduated from the Academy of
Dramatic Arts in 1985. She begins with professional work in the theater working with Histrions. She is a
permanent member of Gavella Drama Theatre in Zagreb from 1 December 1986. She is also regular guest of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Split Summer Festival and Zagvozd actors meeting. She played more than
50 leading roles in the theater, more than 40 roles in film and television and many significant role in the Croatian
Radio. She has participated as an actress in numerous theater and film festivals.
Igor Tomljanović (48), journalist, editor and film critic from Zagreb. He graduated film and
TV editing at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb. Film reviews published since 1989 on Radio 101,
news magazine Globus, Croatian Radio broadcasts, film magazines Kinoteka and Hrvatski filmski
ljetopis and internet portals net.hr and nemilosrdnigadovi.hr. He was Program director of Radio 101,
Editor-in-Chief of the cable TV channel Klasik TV and Editorin-Chief of the First channel of the Croatian
Radiotelevision (HRT1). Currently working as editor of the film program at HRT.
THE JURY FOR DOCUMENTARY
Hubert Canaval is an editor, scriptwriter and film director. He studied at the Film Academy Vienna,
where he teaches today. After having edited a number of films, he focused on writing and directing documentaries.
Recently he also published the narrative “Der Gott der Nullen” among others as well as the stage play “Das Neid Projekt”.
Borislav Kolev is a well-known Bulgarian filmmaiker, with significant experience as screenwriter, journalist and film critic before his directorial debut, the documentary film Stoichkov (2012), turned into an unprecedented box-office phenomenon. Screenings around the world and invitations to the most established festivals followed. Salto Mortale (2015) is Borislav Kolev's second full-length documentary which dwells again in the world of sports and it is shown with success at many international festivals. His directorial credits also include narrative short „Christmas“ (2015) and documentary feature “Eye of the Minotaur” (2016).
Anne Schiltz studied at the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology in Manchester.
She now works as a filmmaker, mainly on nonfiction films. Her documentaries include
“Sweet Life and all that goes with it” (2002), a portrait of a Saxon family in Transylvania,
and “Gordian Troeller Revisited – Eritrea” (2007). Her interest in music is reflected in
her close collaboration with various artists and musical ensembles. “Cello Tales” is her
first feature documentary.